Peace! Be Still!

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Peace – be still!

Sometimes those are the hardest words to hear.

Sometimes they feel like platitudes.

Sometimes we cannot fathom that either are possible.

Yet, Jesus, God in flesh, spoke these very words – to a raging storm.

And, it obeyed.

Peace – be still!

We want what they convey, but we know we can’t muster it; too often, we can’t settle our own souls.

But God!

And, sometimes, it is in those “But God” moments, that all we can do to utter a whisper, to not let the terror of the turmoil, the hurt of the heart, the discouragement of the moments piled upon moments, or the overwhelming heaviness of life set in.

It’s all we can do to utter a whisper, but it’s all we need.

Jesus!

Peace – be still!

If Jesus can say that to the winds and waves and they surrender to Him, can He not also say that to our trembling souls?

Can He not make it so, settling our hearts Himself by His Spirit?

There is no storm so fierce that the Savior cannot still it – even if it is in us.

And, if the storm still rages on, He will hold His child, steady us, and cause us to be still.

Peace!

 

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